Since repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was a seventeen-year breeze, the Human Rights Campaign indicates it plans to mimic that strategy when it comes to passing other LGBT equality legislation, like the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Which has also been … a breeze! Speaking in one of his regular noxious soundbites, HRC chief flack Fred Sainz says, “If you can fight and die for your country, there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t be granted the full set of rights [that others have, including the ability to marry a same-sex partner].” And now that DADT is repealed, “Americans will deduce that on their own. We won’t have to say a thing.” As Autumn Sandeen points out, this is the equivalent of saying “we can sit back in our easy chairs and wait for equality to to occur on auto-pilot.” Don’t worry, everyone! That trans-inclusive ENDA will be here tomorrow, and the next day DOMA will be repealed, and then the Uniting American Families Act, and by New Year’s we’ll be throwing gay weddings at the White House. We won’t have to say a thing!
Does Sainz actually mean gay Americans, and the Gay Inc. trolls haphazardly crafting strategy, can sit idly back while lawmakers are willed into doing the right thing? Of course not. But his remarks — which are the remarks of the lead spokesman for “the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization” — are indicative of HRC’s institutional wiring, where mobilization and action takes a back seat to prayer and Democratic fellatio.
If you want ENDA to be another two decade battle, yeah, give these guys more money.